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Bloomingdale High School

Public | 9-12 | 2208 students

 

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Posted June 19, 2014

Everybody thinks this school is great. I however, think this is the worst possible school to go to. The teachers are alright, but almost if not everybody here is judgmental. The class of 2017 I think is probably the worst. Sure this school has spirit, but many schools do. What bothers me most is that there is a saying that says "bulls don't bully" well honestly I personally was bullied so badly I had to move schools. Because at Bloomingdale you're a bull and you can't spell bully without bull.


Posted August 31, 2013

My school is an absolute gem. We have the most school spirit, the best students, and the most helpful administrators. An exceptional experience, and I'm only in my sophomore year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2013

I am going to be a senior at Bloomingdale Senior High School this next year. As an honors and AP student, I know the school well. There is nothing more exciting than being a Bull because the pride that our school contains, even through the changing of hands and drama, is astounding. Any student would be lucky to go to this school. You just have to have a thirst for knowledge. The teachers' capacity for patience and their ability to connect with their students is what will set them apart from other schools. They want to see you succeed. I found a friend in my educators here. Some students don't see it this way, but everyone is entitled to their opinion and, even though I've had my share of "ugh" moments, mine is that I wouldn't want to go to school anywhere else. Bloomingdale has a sense of community that is rare these days. There is something for everyone, but we are also all connected. I'm not sure how you could find a better school. Especially regarding the music department. In retrospect, I am only sorry that this is my final year at Bloomindale Senior High School. However, I know that though I may leave, the spirit of the school will stay with me. Once a Bull, always a Bull.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 11, 2011

My son came here with honors and AP classes. We opted to send him here as opposed to Brandon with it's "inferior" reputation but have learned that outside of their "great" music program it is no better than Brandon. Sure kids aren't getting shot in the parking lot (that's expected) it's why I live here and not "the hood"! In any case I have tried three times to get a meeting with someone in the office with zero success. Left messages in person the second and third time because I had no success on the phone my first try. I had to leave messages because there was no one there to see me on those visits. I attempted to talk to some of the teachers in person because the Edline entries are a joke. In the large majority of cases entries were made as late as three weeks after the facts. Far from real-time! thus misleading us parents. Sometimes a problem may be too far gone by the time we see it on Edline. My son is no angel or Ace but through tight monitoring was able to stay on top of his game till he got here. The Aces and nerds do well anywhere, it's average kids like mine that need the support!!! Bloomingdale is a ton of fun, but for fun we have the fair. It will do till 2013!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2011

This school could be so much better. The academics offered are good, but as a parent you need to stay informed and top of good classes and good teachers. The administration will give the parent a hard time, but there are ways around them ( if you aren't afraid of making someone mad). The students have great school spirit. If they didn't accept bussing from undersirable areas , that are not within the boundary of this school the grade would be an "A". They allow anyone to enter this school on school choice, where as another nearby high school is selective and rejects students they feel aren't a good fit (they are an "A").
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2011

We bought a house in the neighborhood because it was supposed to be a great school. It was a great school for drug dealers and business was booming on the streets before and after school. There were lots of drug busts in our subdivision and the kids had very creative ways to transfer their merchandise. The school SRO was great, and I called him a lot... but they needed more than one on duty policeman to keep up with the volume. Monitor your kids friends carefully. The year my son graduated, there were 3 at least extacy related deaths of teens in the area. We moved, thank God! Unfortunately, it is one of the better schools in the area. I can only imagine how bad the others must be. I do not recommend Hillsborough County as a place to raise kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2011

Bloomingdale is by far the best high school I have ever attended. The teacher and staff are always there to help you threw anything and only wants whats best for us kids. The school spirit we have is not comparable to any other school in the nation! Our student body is very close and our parents help make this school even better!I would not choose any other school but Bloomingdale.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2011

Bloomingdale is just an all around great school. I would highly recommend it to any parent who is looking for a good school in the area. I have friends from a lot of the other school in the area and I've never heard anything completely amazing from any of them. Bloomingdale has such great school spirit and the biggest heart. Especially the music department which I am proud to be apart of. It has tons of praise and if your child isn't a music student, stick 'em in chorus! You wont regret choosing this school, the teachers are 95% percent awesome and there are plenty of AP classes to choose from. I'll never forget my time as a Bloomingdale Bull!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2010

I just started my freshman year at Bdale, and I am in love with it. The teachers push me to my fullest. Our school has the best spirit. We have so much fun, and I know I will never regret going here. I love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2010

bloomingdale high school is a good school. im not saying it doesnt have its flaws but end the end the teachers do a great job. although they are pretty strictt, its only for our best. this would be an excellent school for a student to be academically successful and gain good morals. go bulls flag football!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2009

When I began looking for a teaching position, I did a great deal of research and concluded that Bloomingdale was the Greatest High School in the World. That has not changed. The neighborhood has changed, the cliental has changed, the administration has changed, but the heart and soul of any school is it's faculty, which maintains a sort of continuity. If I thought there were a better school somewhere, anywhere, that's where I would be.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 25, 2009

Solid academics, wide array of AP classes available. Outstanding music programs rival magnet schools (orchestra in decline after traveling to china over the summer of 2008. Still one of the largest string programs in the south ). Science department is the weakest subject (except physics). Little help from the front office. Guidance office is useless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2009

Bloomingdale is a great school. I graduated in 2007 and sometimes wish I could be back there again. The music deparment is one of the best around and being involved with the chorus was part of the reason I loved Bdale so much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2008

this school is thw worst school ever...my daughter has a GPA od 2.3 and she tries her best to pull it up..study and everything but never can because teachers on gives notes prodjects and test and expect them to learn just by takin notes each day if your childs wants to go to this school think again !!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

this school is so awesome, and anybody who goes there will be in for the time of their life!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2008

Ive been attending Bloomingdale High for four years now, and this is by far the finest high school in the Hillsborough county district. The extracirriculars that are offered surpass every other school out there. Im involed in the music departments, who have held superior rankings since the school first opened. Everyone who attends this fine High school has amazing school spirit, which always good when everyone has pride in their school. The teachers here are attentive, and never give up on a student. Im also on the Student Goverment Association, which Bloomingdale has been known for this prestigeous group of leaders. Bloomindale gave me the best high school experience i could have asked for.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2008

im a freshmen at bloomingdale and its a wonderful school. i love the cheerleading and football.the sports department is wonderful.the teachers are great.their really understanding and show they want to help. and the students are the best.everyone is so sweet and doesnt treat you diffrent then others in anyway. i love this school 100%. go bshs! =)
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2008

Bloomingdale is a wonderful school with terrific teachers and a wide variety of classes to select from. However I believe that the AP's are sometimes too strict on the electronics rules. Because electronics are needed in some classes like photography, but stupid kids who just text all day... Yeah then they can get their phones taken away, I really don't care about those dumb kids. But Bloomingdale is an awesome place!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2008

Bloomingdale is great school of blended culture and excels in the education of its courses and social understanding and has a supurb football program as well as other sports. I highly reccomend it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2008

i love it here at bloomingdale!! all the teachers care about their students, and i have met the most amazing friends. the music department is outstanding, and i would never want to leave this school.
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

466 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

496 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

493 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
90%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

566 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
40%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

532 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

476 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 59%
Hispanic 24%
Black 11%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 93%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%67%61%
Master's degree 44%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. SUSAN BURKETT
Fax number
  • (813) 744-8026

Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
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  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

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Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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1700 Bloomingdale Avenue
Valrico, FL 33596
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